N. Ireland News

Homelessness Is Increasing Faster In The North West Than Any Other Region

New figures include 12 children

North West Simon Community has responded to the latest emergency accommodation figures saying it’s deeply disappointing to see that the number of people in emergency accommodation in the North West is growing faster than in… Continue reading

Spanish Archaeologists Uncover Coffin At Burial Site Of Donegal Chieftan Red Hugh O’Donnell

Archaeologists in Spain have uncovered two coffins and numerous bones in the place they believe Red Hugh O’Donnell to be buried. They believe they are extremely close to finding Red Hugh’s remains.

They  say that they are now very close… Continue reading

Meet Northern Ireland’s 4 New Technology Demonstration Farms

The first four farms have been picked to form a new network of Technology Demonstration Farms across Northern Ireland aimed at increasing the rate of technology adoption the region’s farms.

Once Covid-19 restrictions are eased, groups of farmers will be… Continue reading

7 Ways To Reduce Your Energy Costs When You’re Working From Home


The Covid-19 lockdown means we’re all spending more time than ever in our homes so what can you do to make sure that your energy costs don’t skyrocket as a result?

Many of us are now working from home, which… Continue reading

Irish Shows Association Launches Virtual Event

The Irish Shows Association has announced it will run a virtual show, which will culminate on August 22, when all results will be announced online.

“With most of our 2020 shows and our All-Ireland Championships cancelled for 2020, we want… Continue reading

Silage On Conacre Land – What Cost?

Alan Hopps, CAFRE Senior Dairying Adviser, takes a look at costings of making silage on conacre land.

Look at the costs of making silage on conacre land.

Look at the costs of making silage on conacre land.

The average dairy farm using benchmarking takes 42% of their total land farmed… Continue reading

Forestry Knowledge Transfer Scheme 2020 Now Open

The Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) Scheme is now open for 2020, in what is a conditional launch in light of current public health restrictions on group meetings.

The purpose of launching the scheme now is to allow organisers to secure… Continue reading

CAFRE To Launch New Dairy Beef Knowledge Transfer Project

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has announced plans to launch a new dairy-beef programme to help make finishing dairy-bred bullocks more profitable.

Recent data produced by the Livestock Meat Commission showed that 41% of the 2019… Continue reading

Is Your Silage Pit And Effluent Management Up To Scratch?

In many parts of the country, the silage season is already upon us.

Farmers should ensure that silage storage facilities are fit for purpose. This means that the silage pit and silage effluent collection and storage facilities meet the standards… Continue reading

Forestry And Timber Markets Face New Challenges Over The Coming Years – UK Savills Report

Global supply chains face unprecedented levels of uncertainty from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. This is according to a Savills report on forestry in the UK, titled: The Forestry Market.


As a worldwide public health threat, the Covid-19 virus… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Read More